Restored BN Depot & World War II Museum
Celebrating Railroad Heritage and Honoring World War II Veterans

Located in Red Oak ❤️ The Heart of Southwest Iowa
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The First Interstate Bank team and several Depot Board members/volunteers had a great time giving our beloved Depot Museum a deep cleaning on Wednesday, September 14. Lots of chatting, laughing, and fun...along with some elbow grease and hard work😉! At the end, we all marveled at how "clean" the whole place smelled...like a breath of fresh air😍!

Plan a visit to the Red Oak Depot Museum this weekend during the Southwest Iowa Art Tour. Participate in the People's Art scavenger hunt by visiting the Depot, Red Oak Public Library, and Wilson Performing Art Center. Just another free, fun community activity happening in Red Oak - The ❤️ of Southwest Iowa❣️
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The First Interstate Bank team and several Depot Board members/volunteers had a great time giving our beloved Depot Museum a deep cleaning on Wednesday, September 14.  Lots of chatting, laughing, and fun...along with some elbow grease and hard work😉!  At the end, we all marveled at how clean the whole place smelled...like a breath of fresh air😍!

Plan a visit to the Red Oak Depot Museum this weekend during the Southwest Iowa Art Tour.  Participate in the Peoples Art scavenger hunt by visiting the Depot, Red Oak Public Library, and Wilson Performing Art Center.  Just another free, fun community activity happening in Red Oak - The ❤️ of Southwest Iowa❣️

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Karen Shields and I went by that depot a few days ago and I mentioned that trip, too, Robert McCoy. She said they didn't have such exciting adventures when she was at TC! The depot is a beautiful building still.

We loved when we came this summer. You do so much for your community!!!!

Tarkio College ski trips to Winter Park started and end at the Red Oak depot.

Would love being there, too!

We appreciate all your hard work just in time for the Coburg Reunion tomorrow night!!

Wonderful to preserve history!

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Thank you!

Thank you for your work!

Thank you!

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Our Mission is three-fold:

1 Celebrate Red Oak’s railroad heritage by preserving the Burlington Northern (BN, now BNSF) historic depot, which was foundational to Red Oak’s growth and prominence in Southwest Iowa, maintaining documents and artifacts related to Red Oak’s and Southwest Iowa’s railroad history and offering first-hand interaction with railroad history for visitors.

2 Honor veterans and Montgomery County’s long and deep commitment to serving our county by telling the story of Montgomery County’s unique sacrifice by soldiers, families and residents during the Second World War and preserving documents and artifacts related to this story.

3 Provide an affordable, historic and versatile event venue for the community and Southwest Iowa.

305 South Second Street
Red Oak, IA 51566
712-623-6048
[email protected]
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March 1 – December 15:
Monday – Friday: 10 AM – Noon
Other times open by appointment

December 16 – February 28:
Open by appointment only

The Museum is open by appointment during all other times.  Call Jolene Crawford to arrange a visit by appointment or book an event, 712-621-9099.

Support Provided By

* The Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs

* The National Endowment for the Arts

IDCA Iowa Arts Council
National Endowment for the Arts